I started this year right with crossing an item off my 30 before 30 list and doing it with people that I love 🙂 Last Jan. 2, Kuya Justine, Gladys, Ate Trina, Blu, Aj and I headed to Zambales to release baby turtles in the ocean.
The travel going to San Narciso was quite long… or I was just getting impatient because we woke up really early and I was very excited to release turtles. This has been in my list every since I saw the movie, The Last Song LELS. When we arrived at San Narciso, we met up with Kuya Justine’s friend and ate breakfast at their house.
After breakfast, we went straight to Crystal Beach. YAY.
We had a short orientation first from the Pawicare volunteers whom I admire so much because they are all doing this for free. So thank you for protecting these turtles in San Narciso!! 🙂
Doing some orientation
Since November, there have been more than a thousand eggs that were found in Crystal Beach. Most of them are olive ridley sea turtles so that’s what we released that day. They keep the newly hatched turtles for 2-3 days then release them afterwards. Most of the turtles released to the ocean won’t live though, which is quite sad. And they only come back after 30 years or so to hatch eggs again. That’s the cycle of turtle life, I guess.
We will free you in a while 🙂
We’re lucky that there were newly hatched turtles for us to free. So after the orientation, we walked to the beach to release these little babies 🙂
I’ll never let go, Jack!
Be free! And please live!
It was quite a kilig experience for me. Other than the fact that my boyfriend is with me, it’s quite exciting to see these little turtles join the ocean. The waves were quite strong in San Narciso (because it’s also a surfing spot) so I really wish that most of the turtles we freed live.
After the releasing of turtles, we stayed for a while to appreciate the beach and the mountain surrounding San Narciso.
If you’re interested to release turtles, contact them! 🙂
We went back to Kuya Justine’s friend’s house to have lunch and they were really accommodating us well. We were supposed to have lunch at Pampanga but they insisted and we couldn’t resist the fresh chicken, liempo and veggies that they served us 🙂
When we were done with lunch, we went home right away because we’re all tired. It was quite traffic on some parts of NLEX but we got home safe. Also, on the way home, I saw a full rainbow for the first time. I guess it’s a sign that 2016 will be a good year 🙂